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Parking Permits 

Why are there permit schemes? 

There are a number of Controlled Parking Zones in this borough where motorists require parking permits to park. These are designed to prevent all day, on-street commuter parking so that the parking spaces are reserved for the use of residents and their guests. A full list of prices is available by clicking here.

To accommodate the needs of companies and traders within the borough, a number of parking spaces are available for business permit holders. People who work for some organisations in the borough have additional permit types available to them.

There are also a limited number of season tickets available for use in our multi-storey car parks.

For further information regarding Parking Permits, telephone 020 8215 3005.

Applying for a permit online

You can now apply for certain types of Parking Permit from this page.  When you finish an application, you will get an applicant ID which you can use to renew permits you have bought on this website, and change your details if you need to.

Please note, Visitor Permits (either Daily or 4-hourly) must be bought in sets of 10, as they are issued in booklets of that number.

You will need to upload at least one document with all permit types.  Either take a photograph of the pages you need to send (clear phone camera images are sufficient), or scan them into a computer so you can upload it during your application. 

Please check the proofs you need from the list below before you start your application, and if applying for a Resident permit, be aware that the second page of your vehicle's V5C (logbook), which states the CO2 emissions and/or engine size, is the one you need to send.

Fair Processing

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you provide on these forms for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

For further information about Fair Processing, see the Fair Processing web page.

  • Resident permits are available for use of eligible applicants to park their vehicles in resident parking bays (or shared-use bays) within an indicated Controlled Parking Zone at any time. Residents can only apply for a permit to park in the zone that they live in, and it must be for a vehicle registered at that address.

    Residential parking permit charges are based on vehicle CO2 emissions or the vehicle's engine capacity indicated at the time of the vehicle registration - this information is available on a vehicle's V5C document (log book).

    If you live in a car-free development, you do not qualify for an on-street parking permit.

    Residents who are blue badge holders are able to park for the entire controlled period of a Controlled Parking Zone with their badges displayed hence no longer require a resident permit. In light of this, there are no concessionary permit for blue badge holders.

    To apply for a resident parking permit you must follow these steps:

    Step 1. Supply the appropriate supporting document: 

    • The full logbook. The details of these documents must match that of the applicant address and vehicle registration.
    • Company (or Hired) Vehicles - Residents in possession of company vehicle must provide an authorisation letter from the company, giving permission for the vehicle to be used at the applicant's home address.  The letter must confirm vehicle registration as well as its CO2 emissions or the vehicle’s engine capacity.

    Step 2. Complete the application form
    Resident Parking Permit application form

     
  • Residents who are not in possession of all the required proofs for resident permit can apply for a single 30-day temporary permit to use in the interim until give some time to gather the required supporting documents for a yearly resident permit.

    To apply for a Temporary parking permit you must follow these steps:

    Step 1. Supply the following documents:
    • a valid proof of address with your name and address on - the document must be dated within the last three months for validity. 
    • a document relating to the vehicle for which the application is being made (e.g. logbook slip).

    Step 2. Complete the application form
    Temporary parking permit application form

     
  • Residents can purchase visitor scratch cards for the use of guests and family members visiting them. These cards are valid for use to park in resident parking bays (or shared-use bays) within the indicated Controlled Parking Zone. There are 2 types of scratch card available:
    • Daily Scratch Cards
    • 4-Hour Scratch Cards
    In order to purchase either type of scratch card, you must complete an appropriate application form along with: 
    • 1 valid proof of address with your name and address on - the document must be dated within the last three months for validity.

    Daily Scratch Cards
    Daily scratch cards (in packs of 10 cards) are valid for all-day parking for the date indicated. There is a limit of 10 packs per household per rolling month.
    Daily Scratch Card application form

    4-Hour Scratch Cards
    4-hour scratch cards (in packs of 10 cards) are valid to park for up to 4 hours on the date indicated. There is a limit of 10 packs per household per rolling month. 
    4-Hour Scratch Card application form

    Scratch Card terms and conditions
    Please make sure your visitors follow the terms and conditions for scratch card use, or the card may be invalidated.
    Scratch Card terms and conditions

     
  • Businesses which operate from business (non-residential) premises in a Controlled Parking Zone may apply to the Council to purchase a business parking permit(s). The permit is valid for use to park in business bays within the zone for which it has been issued.

    To apply for a business parking permit you must follow these steps:

    Step 1. Supply the following documents: 

    • Business Rates 
    • Vehicle Insurance 
    • Covering letter from Company Director/Secretary

    Step 2. Complete the application form
    Business parking permit application form

     
  • Car Park Season Ticket is available for use in either of the Council-owned multi-storey Car Parks at London Road, Barking or The Mall, Heathway. There are parking spaces allocated for use of ‘Season Ticket Holders only’ within these Car Parks.

    There are two sub-categories of Season Tickets available:

    • 6am - 8pm Access: This is suitable for local workers and commuters. It eliminates the need to buy ‘pay and display tickets on a daily basis. It is valid for use between 6am and 8pm for periods of 3 months, 6 months or 12 months (charges vary).

    • 24 Hours Access: This is suitable for local residents who want access to park in the Car Park at anytime, with a 24-hour access to the Car Park. It is valid for use for periods of 3 months, 6 months or 12 months (charges vary).

    To apply for a car park season ticket you must follow these steps:

    Step 1. Supply the following documents:
    Vehicle Insurance Certificate and Policy

    Step 2. Complete the application form
    Season ticket application form

     
  • Associate Parking Permits (for Car Parks) are available for organisations such as Barking and Dagenham Enterprise, Barking College, Broadway Theatre, North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), Primary Care Trust (PCT), Prospects Services, Barking and Dagenham 14-19 Careers Advice Service and Metropolitan Police.

    The permit can be used to park at:

    • Civic Centre Car Park
    • London Road Multi Storey Car Park
    • Roycraft House Car Park
    • Stour Road Car Park; and
    • Heathway Multi-Storey Car Park (The Mall).

    To apply for an associate parking permit you must follow these steps:

    Step 1. Read the terms and conditions
    Please make sure you follow these terms and conditions, or you may invalidate your permit.
    Associate Parking Permit terms and conditions

    Step 2. Complete the application form
    Associate parking permit application form

    Step 3. Send in the form and supporting documents
    Please enclose the following documents with the form:  
    • valid insurance documents for the vehicles
    • covering letter on official headed-paper authorising the application - this must be signed by the company secretary or a senior manager

    and post to: Permits, Parking Services, Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7LU.

     
  • The permit is available for salaried Care Home Workers and Essential Health Workers. Also, some companies working on behalf of the Council, including bailiff companies as well as repairs/maintenance companies (such as AJS), can apply for the permit.

    The permit is valid for parking in any resident bay within Controlled Parking Zones for limited parking, for a calendar year.

    To apply for an essential worker parking permit you must follow these steps:

    Step 1. Read the terms and conditions
    Please make sure you follow these terms and conditions, or you may invalidate your permit.
    Essential Worker Parking Permit terms and conditions

    Step 2. Complete the application form:
    Essential Worker Parking Permit application form

    Step 3. Send in the form and supporting documents
    Please enclose the following documents with the form:

    • Copy of insurance certificate for the vehicle
    • Covering letter from employer confirming the applicant works for the establishment concerned

    and post to: Permits, Parking Services, Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7LU.

     
  • The permit is available for General Practitioners (GP) based at surgeries located within a Controlled Parking Zone or with assigned doctor’s bay. It is valid for use only in the zone of issue, for a calendar year.

    To apply for a resident parking permit you must follow these steps.

    Step 1. Supply the following documents:

    • valid insurance documentation for the vehicle 
    • covering letter from the practice on letterhead to confirm permission to use the bay assigned to the surgery.

    Step 2. Complete the application form
    Doctor parking permit application form

     

Parking Services

PO Box 500

Town Hall

1 Town Square

Barking

IG11 7LU

 

Phone: 020 8215 3005

Email: parking@lbbd.gov.uk